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Jan 19, 2013 12:30pm PST
majorities in both the senate and in the house to enact their landmark legislation. obama in contrast has had to work with a narrow democratic majority in the senate and with an opposition party, the republicans in control of the house for the two years since january 2011. well, what about ronald reagan? president of the united states two successful four-year terms. on the domestic front, he enacted a major economic recovery package followed by an overhaul of social security. and in his second term, reagan gained a major tax reform. on the defense front, republican president reagan again with the help of the rity presided over a major increase in the defense budget, congress presided over a major increase in the defense budget, the defe including straby millions of protesters here and abroad. also commander in chief reagan gained secret aid for freedom fighters in central america, the quote unquote contras. in his second term reagan negotiated a nuclear arms control treaty with our then by senate. enemy the soviet union ratified by a democratic center. in republican reagan could work
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 6:30am EST
and for two years the senate, why can't president obama, a democrat, achieve more with republicans who control the house and his democrats who control the senate? >> there's a lot of myth about tip o'neal and ronald reagan working together. they did not. >> you saw the picture. >> they did not. look, in reagan's first term, you know who he worked with? he had a republican senate by ten votes and he had a democratic house that had 40 guys in it called blue dog democrats and danny of chicago. these are the guys he worked with on his economic package. i went into the white house in 1985, john. reagan had won 49 states and they beat him again and again on contra aid. he fought for it. he finally got that through. we had to fight to get the missile through. >> what's the point? >> the point is when the democrats took over the senate, they not only borked ronald bork, they almost got ronald reagan, attempted to impeach him. we had democrats we could work with. >> i'm saying that all things considered, he had remarkable success in dealing with democrats. >> no, he didn't. >> yes, he d. yo
PBS
Jan 20, 2013 12:30pm PST
intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. senator barack obama, march 16, 2006. >> it is not good for obama. he waslso knew tt his te wou not make difference. >> come on. he said what he said pier do not cover for him. >> people do different things at different times. >> there is a deeply depressing column by david brooks in "the new york times" that says the era of the grand bargain, as he calls it, is over. there was a feeling over the past couple of years that both sides would cut taxes and raise entitlements and get a grand bargain. that seemed to be a lost opportunity. obama seems to be moving away from it, congress may have squabbled over the debt ceiling, but they are not going to deal with the essential problem in a meaningful way. >> i am reading a book on lbj. jack kennedy was having the same problem with congress. everything was being sidetracked, they were not going anywhere. >> that is true. i would say this, as far as what senator obama said in 2006, consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. if there was a different attitude. we have raised the
FOX Business
Jan 23, 2013 7:00pm EST
trevofrom ever happening against senator. >> senator accused obama white house and u.n. ambassador rice of lying about what happened in benghazi. >> i categorically reject our answer to senator johnson, the american people deserve to know answers, they don't deserve false answers. and the answers that were given the american people, on september 15, by the ambassador of the united nations, were false. >> the american public waited 4 months for secretary clinton's much anticipated testimony. but today's hearing moved us no closer to the truth. senator john barrasso, a member of foreign relations commit who questioned secretary clinton will join us tonight from washington. on the debt ceiling extension a deal appears to be in the offing with president obama. he and senate majority leader harry reid signals agreement with house speaker john boehner's debt ceiling legislation that was passed today, we'll take that up with senator barrasso and the a-team tonight. the obama administration and the wake of benghazi told the american people, repeat ed please that u.s. had a strategy, and substan
WETA
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
would say this as far as what senator obama said in 2006, quoting mr. johnson. consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. there was a different attitude, and we have raise the debt ceiling 70-plus times, the congress has voted to do it, and there has always been that sense of we are not going to vote to raise the other guys debt ceiling, but there was always the understanding that we would provide the votes in the final analysis. the president's party did that. right now you have a situation where the republican party is reduced to its lowest standing in the history of the wall street journal nbc pulled to 23% favorable, 47% unfavorable. the only thing that is worse is john boehner. 18% favorable. this is not a formidable partner. >> over the weekend, politico reported that a lot of house republicans threaten to shut down the government. they need to make shut down in or to get out of the system. we may need to do that for member-management purposes so that they can have an end game and show their constituents they are fighting to get it out of the system? this is not a gastroin
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm EST
the world trade center. >>> and president obama taps senator john kerry to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. kerry is the outgoing chairman of the very committee he's testifying before and he's expected to sail through the process. >>> even john kerry might have a hard time making this town diplomatic. bottom line, we want to you meet a dog that earlier tonight peaked on our photographer. that is the bad news. >> oh, but there's good news. the dog probably saved the life of her housemate waking up her before she died of carbon monoxide poisoning. our gary nurenberg came back with dry shoes. >> reporter: kayla, eight years old, still moves like the devil but is described by christie williamson as -- >> part boston terrier, part angel. >> reporter: a neighbor left a car running for hours, filling her home with carbon monoxide. >> this is my baby girl, and she knew something was wrong. and she was trying to tell her mommy to wake up when she -- weren't you, baby. she saved my life and probably the life of many other people in my condo complex. >> reporter: kayla woke chri
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 9:00pm EST
problem. john: thank you, jonathan bydlak. we ask the audience and then senator barack obama. [applause] john: we're back with your questions. mark meckler founded the biggest tea party group. daniel garza once the immigrants made the goal and jonathan bydlak for politicians not to increase spending. susan cross says executive orders. what are the limits and who made the most? >> executive orders used by president's supposedly to allow them to execute the law. they're not specified in the constitution and president's had used them but they are a way to create the imperial presidency. they have no limits. john: it was teddy roosevelt who issued 1,000 executive orders. >> who said the words should be spelled phonetically like enough because only congress had the two-thirds vote did that not have been -- have been. >> when will the government get serious? >> massive inflation? there is a change of incentives. >> but to cut spending increase spending they have lobbying groups cannot but there needs to be something on the other side that 99 percent of testimony is for more spendin
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:30pm EST
during the recess of the senate. president obama invoked that recess appointment power a year ago to fill vacancies that senate republicans refused to act on. three spots on the national labor relations board and richard cordray to run the new consumer financial protection bureau. but today a three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in washington said that power can only be used between the end of one session of congress and the beginning of another, not during any congressional break. and the court said it can be used only to fill spots that become vacant during those recesses. presidents of both parties have made more than 300 recess appointments. thurgood marshall, earl warren and brennan got on the supreme court that way. it's how john bolten was made u.n. ambassador. so the obama administration seems certain to appeal this to the supreme court, brian. >> huge decision today. pete williams from our d.c. newsroom tonight. pete, thanks. >>> president filled a big job today that does not require congressional approval. he named a veteran of his own staff, his new chief of staf
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 3:00pm PST
in or near a school. state senator obama was one of five senators to vote present on that legislation, which passed 52-1. the "chicago tribune" called him a "buttless cheap" for missing a vote for other crime legislation later that year. finally parents in wisconsin aring a are vateed a public ohio was indoctrinating in their words their children in what is called "white privilege." the course called "american diversity" had number of controversial work sheet and messagemessages that a person ss amounts to race baiting. they tell fox news, students were sent on assignment to wal-mart and asked to count number of white and black dolls. the parent added if you're white you're oppressing, if you you're nonwhite you are a victim. school officials say they will evaluate that course before it is taught again. one major goal has been accomplished, marc seigel who works at new york university shows house the school's medical center returned. >> it feels great to have a hospital back up and running. you know, it was a little eerie feeling to walk the halls of a hospital and not see multitude o
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 5:00am EST
the obama administration like this from a republican senator and potential 2016 presidential hopeful, rand paul. >> had i been president at the time and found you did not read the cables from benghazi, did not read the cables, i would have relieved you from your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> president obama picked senator john kerry to lead the state department after ambassador susan rice withdrew her name. you'll recall rice caught a lot of flack over the benghazi attack. kerry is chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. >>> we are still talking about this probably for the last time, though. an inaugural official told cnn that pop star beyonce did not sing the national anthem live on inauguration day. the official asked to not be identified and it was beyonce herself who made the decision the night before. >> now you think it's done? >> i don't think we'll hear from her at least not for a while on this subject. yesterday there was at least a mystery, did she or did she. now it appears she didn't. there you go. >>> the truth about manti te'o, the notre dame star speak
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
and then we will discuss. >> the oath, senator? >> i am. >> i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states faithfully. >> prepared to take the oath, senator? >> i am. >> i barack hussein obama -- >> there you saw it. so you have done a lot of work, a lot of reporting, a lot of research, jeffrey. what happened? >> it is actually fairly simple story. john roberts is someone who prepares fastidiously for everything in his life and he prepared for this as well. he prepared a card. he -- which i think we have behind -- we have a copy of it, 'cause it's in my book. and in that card, he parsed out precisely how the words would be broken -- would be broken up. do we have the card there? let's see. that is the redo, that photograph there at the white house the next day. anyway, he divided up the words and put it on this card. this card
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 5:00am PST
appointed by the obama/biden team. when he was senator, he was chairman of the judiciary committee. supreme court justices, he has voted on -- he had voted on all the justices before he became vice president, he is someone intimately familiar with the supreme court, but it is definitely true that the idea of having the first hispanic justice swear him n >> you have written are your book started out with the chief justice roberts last time, sort of manning ling the oath f is there a manning ling this morning at five minutes to 12 and goes over until five minutes after 12, does joe biden become president for five minutes? >> you know what he doesn't. one of the great things about constitution is there are gaps and mysteries. suppose, just for example, president obama didn't take the oath. you know what would happen? nothing. he would be the president. >> really? >> is quite clear that the electoral college has met. he is going to be the president at noon. but the constitution also says take the oath, but the ambiguity there even if he didn't take the oerkts he would still become president. i
WHUT
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
states, mrs. michelle obama, accompanied by secretary of the senate nancy erikson, clerk of the house of representatives, karen h0. 0s, mrs. schubert, mrs. reed and -- [cheering] >> next up we're going to see the approach and about to be announced of vice president, the world's happiest guy, bill biden. don't think we have ever seen him except in times of national crises without that smile on his face. >> and why not today. >> it's the effect of joe biden's remarks on this administration. they were an odd couple. he was the hot to barack obama's cool. >> he was the punch line for a lot of late-night monologues. if anything, joe biden has emerged in this administration has a key player and indispensable player in dealing with the congress and the political part of politics, the people part of politics which the president does not spend a lot of time, effort, or energy on. >> do you agree with that. >> if you look at the deal with congress, they tried every other relationship, the obama, the reed-mcconnell relationship but it was the biden relationship that set it off. he know he how to
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
when president obama will be heading. and senator dianne feinstein is opening up about her proposed assault rifle ban. she said her long reaching band is driven by personal reasons. in 1970, she was the one who found the body of the separatist lemaire and his supervisor after they were shot by former colleagues. she said that shooting changed her view of weapons. even though her proposal faces large opposition she still wants to put it through. and some mixed feelings about the autonomy this noon with the commerce tomorrow -- with the commerce department releasing their latest housing sales numbers. it is the best since 2009, rising nearly 20%. the dow jones industrial average was up 26 points. coming up at abc 7 news at noon when snow will fall. adam caskey will >> take a look at this. the frigid air has made for quite a sight in washington d.c.. this is at the american museum. quite a few. we want to check in with adam caskey to talk about exactly what we are dealing with timeline -- in the time line. >> it will climb above freezing. roughly from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. it is not g
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
what senator obama said in 2006, consistency is the hobgoblin of small mes. but there was a different attitude. we have raised the debt ceiling 70-plus times. the congress has voted to do it. there was always a sense of we are not going to vote e to rai the other guys debt ceiling but there was always the understa that we would provide the votes in the final ananalysis. the president's party y did that. right now, what you have is a situation where the republican party is reduced to its lowest standing in the history of "the wall streeeet journal" nbc poll. the only thing that is worse is john boehner, 18% favorable. this is not a formidable parker. >> "politico" spoke to some unnamed republican leaders and they said that party leadaders have appeared to shut down the government to make a point. they may need to shut dowjust to get out of the system. we may need to do that for member-management purposes so that they can show their constituents they are fighting. get it out of the system kept? this is not a gastrointestinal system. thiss the government. >> i would offer therapy and not
ABC
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
when senator barack obama was preparing for his first inauguration. >> we are talking about the national day of service, and today the first family spent their time volunteering along with countless others. the president started this to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king? >> that is right, and this is the kickoff of the inauguration weekend. this day of service sets a different tone. before he is sworn in, president obama is shipping in. today, the first family picked up their paint brushes and volunteered in northeast, d.c. >> this is what america's about. this is what we celebrate. >> they started the day of service at their first inauguration, a call for people to volunteer on this specific day. vice-president joe biden spent today in southeast at the d.c. armory, filling care packages for troops. on the national mall, a service summit, with celebrities like eva longoria and chelsea clinton. >> it is inspiring to see all of these people out here. everybody is here to give back. >> and people did not even have to wait. they can participate on service projects on site.
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am EST
a bit more in the senate. do you feel republicans need to change in the second obama term? >> i think a few of them are, john, and i'm certainly not. those of us who won an election, we see our constituents as deserving the best representation we can give them. we won elections too. this is an interesting day today, this peaceful transfer, a constitutional way of the power and vision by our founding fathers, and they understood the separation of powers. they knew there was going to be a clash in the confrontation and a struggle between the parties, but we also know we have to run this government. it's going to be interesting as this unfolds. this should be a healing day. then tomorrow morning, we can start that harder work you mentioned. >> reporter: let's talk about the harder work. some of it divides your party internally. other parts divide his party internally. there's been a talk that maybe immigration reform is a place there could be common ground. you heard marco rubio in the senate, paul ripe in the house, and maybe we can have like george w. bush, a republican vision th
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 11:50am EST
senator from california introduced president obama and she used one phrase. my question is, the civil rights movement or the war responsible for the change? host: a couple of headlines. obama aware of second term perils. also from "the arizona republic," how will the president govern across america's to buy. -- divide. from the boston "sunday globe," still talking about change anytime of broken politics. a caller on a republican line. -- our republican line. we will go to a caller from greensboro, mississippi. -- greens go, mississippi. -- greensville, mississippi. caller: i want to say congratulations to the president. host: this part of the white house is closed to vehicular traffic but open to tourists. the blue room is in the center of the white house. that is where the president took his official oath of office as dictated under the constitution. a few blocks away along massachusetts avenue, the vice president took the oath of office at 8:20 this morning. administered by the justice sonia sotomayer. >> i, joseph r. biden jr., do solemnly swear -- [repeats] >> that i will support
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm PST
making the tough choices. >> for some reason, obama and the senate democrats have gotten away with an extraordinary amount of nonsense. they haven't put forth a budget -- >> neil: they say they will and include tax hikes. >> will it make significant cuts or will it be the baseline budgeting? -- [overlapping dialogue] jierks do you think -- >> neil: do you think they are going to see through this -- that is the markets? >> yeah, i think they are going to kick the can down the road. i don't know, i mean, republicans seem to think they need to cave to get the fireworks on the left -- >> neil: what would be the alternative. >> to say, we are not hiking the debt ceiling unless you make these cuts now. we have over $16 trillion in debt. we can't afford it. i don't want to have this conversation every couple of months. do your job and barack obama, hold them accountable. >> neil: there is this thing about double treatment that is not quite the same when it comes to blaming republicans for being obstructionists by not wanting to increase the debt ceiling when the media didn't do that when
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 11:15pm EST
and possibly the senate. what lessons might obama learn from history where he reelected? confronted with a congress dominated by republicans, further complicating the challenge is the apparent disappearance in the spirit of compromise, which has actually been a mainstay of legislation through the nations history with one very momentous exception. members of congress and the south would not compromise on the subject of the expansion of slavery, other than states defeated and the civil war institute. we have heard much about the impending battle between the president and congress over the extension of the bush tax cuts, raising the death on it and potential of automatic cut and spend name. the necessity of resolving these issues is the chairman or nokia refers to as the fiscal cliff. it is likely these political decisions will be given brief extension so that the next president and congress will be saddled with making the decision. as a second term president, obama would face obstacles really experienced by a chief executive return to office, where he would face sizable numbers of mem
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
in 2016. president obama tapped senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. >>> happening today, maryland's governor slated to propose measures to make it easier to cast a vote in maryland. according to the washington post, governor martin o'malley will push for a bill to expand early voting and also to allow maryland residents to register to vote and cast ballots on the same day. the bill faces opposition for republicans in the general assembly. the gop has long fought similar measures. they say it opens the door to voter fraud. >>> 6:46 now. today, leaders in prince george's county will help unveil a new gun safety proposal. maryland governor martin o'malley is scheduled to outline his public safety priorities for this year's legislative session. prince george's county executive baker and mark mcgaw will join the governor for the announcement this afternoon. >>> guns in virginia schools, sits with a safety task force. a legislative committee defers to that panel. it will authorize one person in every school to carry a concealed weapon. the task force is expected to make
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 4:30pm PST
appointed him anyway, but that term ends this year and obama wants the senate to act this time. >> financial institutions have plenty of lobbyists looking out for their interests. the american people need richard to keep standing up for them. >> reporter: over the last year, cordray has put to rest many fears the c.f.p.b. would overreach. >> we approach this work with open minds, open ears and great determination. >> reporter: but republicans seem equally determined to block cordray. they want to change the c.f.p.b., replacing a single director with a board of commissioners. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> susie: what really happened in the financial crisis, and what work still needs to be done, is the focus of a new book. "after the music stopped" is written by alan blinder, former vice chairman of the federal reserve, and now professor of economics at princeton. when i sat down with him today, i asked him if the financial system is still at risk, five years later. >> i think we are still at risk. i tell you what i think is the biggest one it is not in the details but in the very bro
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 9:00pm EST
and gentlemen, the 42nd president of the united states, william jefferson clinton and senator hillary rodham clinton. ♪ ladies and chairman, at the children of the vice-president elect. ladies and gentlemen, the daughters of the president- elect, malia obama and sasha obama. [crowd chanting] ♪ ladies and gentlemen, mrs. michelle obama and jill biden, accompanied by the clerk of the house of representatives and nancy pelosi. ♪ [fanfare sounds] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, former president bush, dick cheney, representative john .oehner [playing "presidential march"] >> nice to see you. keep up the good work. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, accompanying the vice president elect, house deputy sergeant of arms, and the majority leader senator harry lead, and representative the steny hoyer. ♪ [fanfare sounds] >> ladies and gentlemen, the vice president elect, joseph r. biden jr. [cheers and applause] >> go, joe! ♪ [crowd chanting "obama!"] th >> ladies and gentlemen, accompanying the president elect, staff director of the congressional committee, the s
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 9:00pm PST
. >> would you make that commitment if barack obama and the democrats keep the senate, if barack obama gets re-elected and you keep the senate? >> i don't know how many people watch c-span on every given day but i've said so before everybody there. that's what i would do. >> turns out a lot of people watch c-span and if anybody was watching c-span tonight about an hour ago you would have seen harry reid there not at all fixing the problem that he has been saying for months now, for years now that he was going to fix. tonight the senate passed a filibuster reform compromise that harry reid reached with republican minority leader mitch mcconnell. here's how the great ezra klein at the "washington post" summed up what they agreed to and what was voted in in the senate tonight. "reid and mcconnell have come to a deal on filibuster reform. the deal is this -- the filibuster will not be reformed." what harry reid and mitch mcconnell agreed to today was a package of small changes that will marginally speed up business in the senate and will allow bills to be debated without as many oppo
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 7:00pm EST
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MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 7:00pm PST
. and now we are confronted with the question, how do we clean up the mess. >> senator obama knew he needed to have a presidential level of credibility in such hearings. republican senator marco rubio has been talking tough about benghazi for months. >> one of the narratives that the obama campaign has laid out, osama bin laden is dead, they e retreated. you start to say do they allow any story to emerge that counters that narrative. is that why they told us that benghazi was a popular uprising, because it ran counter to their campaign narrative. >> and so the pressure was on senator rubio to deliver to all his fans all the fire and brim stone they had a right to expect. he was not just facing the secretary of state, who took responsibility for what happened in benghazi. he was facing possibly the next democratic nominee for president. tonight, the marco rubio fans could not be more disappointed. >> one of the things that i'm more interested in exploring to you, how information flows within the state department. were you ever asked to participate in any sort of internal or inter-agen
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
don't pay the price. >> reporter: the president wants to keep another cop on the financial beat. senate republicans blocked a vote on richard cordray's nomination to be the first head of the consumer financial protection bureau. the president appointed him anyway, but that term ends this year and obama wants the senate to act this time. >> financial institutions have plenty of lobbyists looking out for their interests. the american people need richard to keep standing up for them. >> reporter: over the last year, cordray has put to rest many fears the c.f.p.b. would overreach. >> we approach this work with open minds, open ears and great determination. >> reporter: but republicans seem equally determined to block cordray. they want to change the c.f.p.b., replacing a single director with a board of commissioners. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> susie: what really happened in the financial crisis, and what work still needs to be done, is the focus of a new book. "after the music stopped" is written by alan blinder, former vice chairman of the federal reserve, and now professor of
WHUT
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
commission and a second term rid appearing on thursday, obama urged the senate to grant her a speedy confirmation. >> i am confident she has experience and resolve to tackle these complex issues and protect the american people in a way that a smart and in a way that is fair. i expect the senate to confirm mary jo as soon as possible so she can get to work. >> mary jo white would be the first former prosecutor to head the sec, a critical position for the oversight of wall street. while supporters of bills for her nomination as tougher and financial regulation in the second term, she also brings the job, a resume, of defending top financial institutions as a white-collar defense attorney. her client list includes former bank of america head ken lewis, the board of morgan stanley, and the firm jpmorgan chase. in a statement, the consumer advocacy watchdog group public citizen expressed cautious optimism over her appointment, calling her "tough prosecutor with expertise in complex securities and financial fraud." during his appearance, president obama also announced the renominati
Current
Jan 24, 2013 3:00am PST
key staffers went over to then senator obama's office are still in the white house and another one is pete rouse who was your chief of staff who went on to become senator obama's chief of staff and who has been a top white house adviser. >> that's right. i'm still impressed that he takes my calls. [ laughter ] >> so you think the chief of staff announcement will come this week. >> i think so. >> is that an informed guess? >> i'll just leave it at that. [ laughter ] i think it's going to be good news regardless. >> bill: senator, thank you. congratulations on the new book. >> thank you so much for having me. >> bill: best to you and to linda, too. 1-866-55-press is our toll free number. lynn sweet in studio with us from "chicago sun times." i think we made a little news there, folks. senator tom daschle predicting this week, that means today or tomorrow lynn. >> i'm aware. yes. i've taken note. >> bill: announcement of the new chief staff of the white house. heard it here first. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 10:00am PST
, they require senate approval and president obama couldn't get senate approval for the guys he wanted to put on the nlrb. what did he do? he waited until he believed the senate was in recess and then he stacked the board. well, the senate came back and said, we weren't in recess and fine to do recess appointments, but we weren't in recess and you violated the constitution and now, a federal appeals court has just agreed with the president-- i should say with the republicans. now, the president claimed that he acted properly. he said the senate was away for the holidays, but this federal court did not agree. now, the ruling could also throw into question the president's he recess appointment of richard cordray, to head the consumer financial protection bureau. cordray's appointment made at the very same time has also been challenged in a separate case and we saw him yesterday as the president was singing his praises at the white house on this broadcast. ed henry is live at the white house with the latest on this, our chief correspondent and this is definitely not the result that the ob
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
today. >> i'll go back to even when he was senator obama. he always talked about, he also understood the gravity and talked about, i stand on the shoulders of the great men and women of the civil right era who made this possible. even early on, many of the civil rights leaders early on in the primary process were with hillary clinton and it took a while for them to trust him and know who he was. and he used a lot of that conversation saying, look, because of you all, i am possible. and i remember we saw congressman lewis there, he was one of the people who had sort of that great turmoil because he was originally for hillary, then he said his consciousness, he changed for barack obama. i think the president gets it, he understands it, and he's very respectful of it. >> i also think about, he spoke about the fierce urgency of now early on. for many in the gay community in the united states, they didn't feel that he had that sense of fierce urgency. i think today after the speech, i think there are a lot of gay and lesbian americans who were surprised to hear a president use the word st
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 4:30am EST
gun safety. it's part of the push to get some support for president obama's gun control plan. >> the vice president's push for public support comes one day after california senator diane feinstein unveiled her own gun control legislation. susan mcginnis has more on the senator's bill and its impact on you. >> reporter: vice president biden is heading to virginia today to try to gain public support for president obama's gun control proposals. >> it's not about keeping bad guns out of the hands of good people. it's about keeping all guns out of the hands of bad people. >> reporter: on capitol hill thursday, gun victims and law enforcement officers joined a group of democratic lawmakers as dianne feinstein announced her own bill which would eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. >> military style assault weapons have but one purpose. in my view that's a military purpose. >> reporter: the lawmakers say the shootings at sandy hook shows that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of police who came to newtown said to me, we could not have stopped that s
FOX Business
Jan 25, 2013 12:00am EST
inaugurations. you are a real job, you were a doctor. now that you are in the senate, is there an imperial attitude of fix it all? >> i think the imperial attitude is coming out of the obama white house, and you just saw this it is related to guns and issues there and we are going to continue to see this president overreach and do things that he wasn't able to do this idea of executive orders that seem extraordinary. he said he spoke of the lava lamp. and this is a president that i think has gone way beyond that. the number of regulations have come out what are called significant regulations, which have an impact of over $100 million. those are the things hurting our economy making it harder for hard-working taxpayers. john: to be paired up president obama's taxpayers, president obama is not the first to do this. >> if you go back to the founding fathers, if men were angels, we would need lots. about is why we have a checks and balances system of government and the president doesn't believe that that applies to him even when i go back to our first president, george washington said politica
CNBC
Jan 23, 2013 7:00pm EST
. senate writing a letter to president obama today urging him to sign off on the keystone pipeline. i guess we can't expect the president is going to approve it any time soon, despite the promise of thousands of new jobs, a move towards energy independence and national security. the president's already blocked it twice. me, i say drill, drill, drill. and on top of that, i say pipeline, pipeline, pipeline. but let's discuss, we bring in the director of public citizens energy program and the competitive enterprise institute. you got yourself 53 senators, you got yourself refiners in the gulf coast and texs that will help every american driver, how can you possibly block this? >> first of all, it's not going to result in lower gas prices. it's going to accelerate the rate of gas loon and diesel, ports, and, secondary, this doesn't do anything for national energy independence or security. an alarm lig increasing amount of the canadian tar stands is being invested in and controlled by chinese natural interests. by 2020, they'll control production of nearly a million barrels a day. i don't
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
, then state senator barack obama had a chance to vote on a bill that clamped down on school shooters specifically aggravated assault with a firearm. what did he do? he voted present. aka, he didn't do his job to protect kids. what is the liberal media doing? instead of fair and balanceed reporting, bob schieffer are running around comparing the nra to usama bin laden and adolf hitler. rush limbaugh on that. >> where is the media outrage at bob schieffer comparing obama gun initiative with the civil rights act of 1964. killing bin laden and then the hitler comparison? surely if we can defeat hitler we can wipe out in nra. i mean surely. why does the left get away with this. this is awe tenseably a journalist. >> eric: rush has a point. >> bob: he does not at all. people , a lot of people, including myself think they're thugs. they have intimidated people. if we can defeat the other people, the guys ought to be a piece of cake and they should be. >> eric: group of law-abiding citizens comparing it to bin laden and hitler. >> bob: not the nra membe membership. there are fine good people
SFGTV2
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
limiting national service. president obama campaigned to expand to 250,000. senator kennedy helped to pass the expansion. i was wondering what role "the nation" can play in helping to support the program. >> we've done a lot of work around expanding doctors into rural community centers. americorps is a good program. all of those should be supported. we have not done as much. there has been controversy at the magazine. i am more of a supporter of teach for america than my colleagues. they are good programs. >> what could we do collectively as the next up for occupy wall street? -- next step for occupy wall street? >> what is your main interest in the issues raised by occupy wall street? if it is money and politics, you should join with those who are occupying the supreme court, fighting in states for clean money reform, and fighting for an amendment strategy to overturn the citizens united decision, and fighting in elections to change the supreme court. >> what would you think of having a national general assembly modeled on the original continental congress in philadelphia beginning o
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 10:00pm EST
. the president looks seriously he is not. he ignores what he said seven years ago. senator obama said this it took 42 president's 224 years to run up $1 trillion of foreign debt to but this administration did that in five years. he was right. but no obama's administration ran up another $6 trillion. how was that possible? barack obama at believed this. >> barack obama has a debt problem into increase the debt limit. >> but president demands congress raise the debt limit without condition. i want the old obama back. then to one scares the heck out of me. by a fear he will bankrupt the country. we will be back next week. [applause] nearly a dozen of those weapons on display at the news conference, including the so-called assault weapon used by the newtown, connecticut, shooter, atlanta. the senators placed the blame not on that young man with serious mental illness was left untreated, but rather on gun laws. >> weaken gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again. weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people are replicated for civil
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Jan 24, 2013 2:30pm PST
. senator john kerry is president obama's choice for the next secretary of state. he has been quizzed by senators ahead of his recommendation. >> the issues like climate change and fighting disease are also priorities. he's expected to easily win approval for the job from the senate. to syria where authorities have called for a million-man prayer at mosques on friday in an effort to stem anti-regime demonstrations. >> the embattled president was also shown on state television praying with syria's spiritual leader to mark the birthday of the prophet mohammad. the fighting around damascus and other cities continues. a french woman who faced 60 years in a mexican jail on kidnapping charges is back in france. >> the 38-year-old was welcomed in paris by relatives and supporters. a mexican supreme court ruling on wednesday found that local police violated her human rights during their original investigation seven years ago when she was convicted and jailed for helping her husband run a kidnapping ring. the rhetoric from north korea is getting uglier. the country's military bowling t
PBS
Jan 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
alone to raise their children. >> ifill: but sparks flew when senate republicans accused the obama administration of deceiving the nation by initially suggesting the benghazi attack was something other than terrorism. senator ron johnson of wisconsin: >> we were misled that there were supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that that was not the fact... >> but could-- but, you know... >> ...and the american people could have known that within days, and they didn't know that. >> and-- with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand. >> was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some americans? what difference, at this point, does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to preve it fr ever happening again, senator. now, honestly, i will do my best to answer your questions about this. but the fact is that people were trying in real time to get to the best information. >> ifill
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
with president obama's inaugural address. several senators expressed concerns that the president failed to extend an olive branch to the gop. senator john mccain said i would have liked to have seen some outreej. john thune of dd dd agreed. he said the speech was 30,000-foot stuff and he wasn't doing the outreach stuff he needs to do if he wants to get thinged accomplished in a second term. susan collins said i hoped it would have been a little less partisan at times. after the swearing in ceremonies came the parties. let's say d.c. was rocking into the wee hours. the obamas not only looked amazing, it seemed like they were having a great time. taking it all in. the number of parties were scaled back from the ten four years ago. two last night. there was no shortage of big stars, big moments. brianna keilar has more. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: at the commander in chief's ball, jennifer hudson sang "let's stay together" as the first couple danced their first dance of nut term. mrs. obama revealing she chose jason wu y
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 5:00am EST
2016. president obama has tapped senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. >>> lawmakers in maryland have come up with a compromise in legislation over who is responsible for injuries from dangerous dogs. it would impress the impact of last year's court ruling that pit bulls are inherently dangerous. that decision made pet owners and landlords liable for dog attacks. new law clarifies responsibility and would apply to all breed, not just pit bulls and landlords would only be liable if they know or should have known that a dangerous dog was being housed on their property. >>> the original author of the dear abby advice column has died. funeral services were held yesterday for abigail vanburen. she died wednesday after a long battle with alzheimer's disease. she was 94. giving good advice runs in the family. for decades her column competed with the advice of ann landers, written by her twin sister esther. esther died in 2002ment they were on good terms. the dear abby column has been written by her daughter jean for nine years. >>> 5:35 is our time. the first lady debuts a new
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am EST
that experience with our own 16-year-old daughter. >> reporter: president obama was your senator. >> he was indeed. he and his wife met at my law firm where i work in chicago. >> reporter: that's some great history that you have there. what are you looking forward to today? >> i'm really looking forward to just the experience. i grew up out here and i went to a lot of inaugurations when i was a kid but i haven't been back in a long type. i think it's the pageantry and the excitement. we were downtown yesterday and the buttons and people are thrilled. it's great. >> reporter: you can feel the energy, the excitement in the air. >> it's awesome. >> reporter: speaking of air, you're from chicago. can you notice that joy has no scarf on. i'm completely bundled up. >> got no gloves. >> reporter: i'm a rookie. >> it's balmy. >> reporter: enjoy yourself on this balmy inauguration day. >> absolutely. >> reporter: have a great day. thank so you much. lots of folks coming to these metro stations on the end of the line and that's exactly what metro was advising folks to do. we have an update
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am EST
. they performed for senator obama at a 2000 campaign event, and earned an invitation to his first inauguration. and they say it means a lot to be asked back. >> to be able to do it a second time, that means he understood us on a personal way and it's just -- it's mesmerizing. >> yes, nice to be asked back yet again. and this morning, showing you scenes from washington, d.c., and the astronauts on board the international space station will have this view of the inauguration. the iss crew members captured these images of washington, d.c. yesterday. it shows the potomac, and where the inauguration will be held. coming up, james clyburn will talk about the significance of the president's inauguration, happening today, which is martin luther king day. that ahead. first, a commercial break. back right on the other side. this happy couple used capital one venture miles for their "destination wedding." double miles you can "actually" use. but with those single mile travel cards... [ bridesmaid ] blacked out... but i'm a bridesmaid. oh! "x" marks the spot she'll never sit. but i bought a d
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am PST
worked together since president obama was a senator during the 2008 campaign. he has taken a big role in helping the president shape some of the big foreign policy decisions that have come out of this white house, including drawing down the troops in afghanistan, ending the war in iraq, responding to some of the national -- or natural, rather, disasters that have occurred during president obama's tenure, including japan, haiti, and you remember he was pictured in the situation room after the raid on osama bin laden, so this is someone with whom president obama has worked for quite some time. he has a good working relationship with white house staffers, and just a little bit of biographical information, alex. he lives with his wife and three kids in maryland. he is one of 11 kids himself. president obama coming out right now to announce this new appointment, chief of staff dennis mcdonough. >> thank you, kristen. >> thank you. thank you, everybody. please, everybody, have a seat. good afternoon, everybody, and welcome to the announcement of one of the worst kept secrets in washing
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm EST
that is what the obama administration is arguing. that, look, the senate is not really functioning during these pro forma sessions. but in terms of whether the obama administration will appeal this, that is still a big question mark. the justice department has not weighed in yet, martin. however, a lot of legal analysts believe that it is likely that they will appeal this decision, and that includes our own pete williams. so we'll have to see moving forward what happens. >> okay. we also hear, kristin, that the president and secretary of state, hillary clinton, are sitting down together for an interview today with "60 minutes." this comes after mrs. clinton met with the president away from cameras. these former opponents have certainly come a long way over the years, have they not? what do you hear about their relationship today? >> reporter: well, they have come a long way, and according to my sources here, they have a strong relationship, and they really share the same vision for how to move the country forward and also agree on a lot of issues, especially when it comes to foreig
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm EST
president obama was a senator, he was also advising him when president obama first ran for president back in 2008. this is someone who has built up a lot of trust here among staffers m white house. he has helped advise president obama on some of his key foreign policy decisions, including drawing down the troops in afghanistan, ending the war in iraq, and also responding to some of the natural disasters that have occurred in recent years, including haiti, and japan. he is someone who has built up a lot of trust here in the white house. you heard that today when president obama talked about him, talked about how much he meant to the staffers here. we should also mention he was pictured in the situation room during the raid on osama bin laden, so this is certainly someone who is very close to the president and will be a key figure moving forward with this white house. andrea. >> thank you so much, kristen welker. david gregory here and pete williams joining us as well. autowe've seen good chiefs of staff and bad. some of the best. jim bakker, ken duberstein, leon panetta in times of trouble
FOX
Jan 23, 2013 11:00pm EST
house republicaan ave passsd budgets during thee obama era, thh democrat-controlled senate has not. buu evee bill passse the house, pemocrats in the senate agreed to vote on it, too. rrid says "weere going to proceed to work get it out of here as quickly as we can." cameron says "deeocrats say they won this round because the debt ceiling will go up in may ithout spending cuts. repubbicans counter that ggttinn senate democrats to agree to a bbdget by april mans for the may be able to show some degree of fiscal discipline.. in washington, carr camerrn, fox neww." 3 3 3 a ccimeesolved as soon as it happened. the as they ripped a lotttrr machine out of this ssore. 3 a teacher could be fired oer duct tape and facebook. the claasroom joke that could end her career. 3 33 33 3 3 3 common sense [ male announcer #1 ] verizon fios is the fastest internet in america. just ask pc mag. [ male announcer #2 ] cable can't touch fios upload speeds. it's hard to imagine anyone ever beating fios. there's no doubt fios is the fastest in the country. [ male announcer #1 ] after 110,000 speed tests, noth
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 6:30am PST
states. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack h. obama. senate sergeant at arms, paris w. denner. the house sergeant at arms, paul irving. senator charles schumer. senator lamar alexander. the speaker of the house of representatives, john boehner. senate majority leader, harry reid. and house majority leader, eric cantor. and house minority leader, nancy pelosi. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> justice sotomayer greeting everyone on the podium. there he is with chief justice roberts. and justice kennedy, as well. in a few minutes, we'll be hearing from the chairman of the inaugural committee, senator charles schumer of new york. he will introduced myrlies ev evers-williams. >> of course, he's 51 years old now. let's look at the big screen one more time. >> the honorable charles e. schumer. >> we will have that in a moment. the ceremony has begun. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, members of congress, all who are present, and to all who are watching, welcome to the capitol and to this celebration of our great democracy. now, this -- this is the 57th inaugura
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 10:00am PST
been previously expected, and one of the reasons is barbara boxer and senator obama, mother member of the democrats, who have been questioning condoleezza rice on her kwaul fecks to be secretary of state. senator boem, you are obviously new to this, but have you spoken an elkwant keynote address about the need for bipartisanship. are you concerned about send this message forward for the foreign relations committee as one of your first acts? >> i think that we had some vigorous questioning in the committee hearing, but i also think that ultimately the president will have the team that he wants, and it's going to be up to the spragues so make sure that they want to reach out and construct this bipartisan foreign policy that's been the tradition in this country and helped us win the cold war. >> senator barbara boxer. we were all so young. only so few years ago. senator, thanks very much for joining us. >>ates flashback. interestingly, have you now spoken with senator hagel, former senator hagel, and you have decided that you will support him. tell me what did he say that persuaded you t
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 3:00pm PST
points, almost a historic landslide. but senator mccain would have gotten 10 to president obama's 11 at the time. >> i think we all should be aware that states have the right to proportion their votes in any way they want. in nebraska, they already do this. it would be hard to be back -- i will tell you this. we're going to fight it tooth and nail in pennsylvania. thai treed they tried to do it before the last election and we beat it back because we scared the local republicans into thinking that there would be savage repercussions from voters around the state. and i think there would. if we're going do do this, play these games, than the popular vote district, that's a law which says that the states pass a law that they'll give their entire electoral votes to whoever wins. that movement is gaining steam. as soon as states with 271 electoral votes sign on, the popular vote controls who wins the election in america, as i believe it should. >> now, madame chair lady, the american prospect reports on what the bill sponsors in virginia said. >>> so the goal is to win elections with less vot
FOX
Jan 17, 2013 5:00am PST
president barack obama's plan. pat trilahey is the senate jew disks area -- judiciary chairman. >> spare me symbolic arguments and let's have a discussion about how to better protect our communities from mass shootings guaranteed by our supreme court. >> and president barack obama knows he needs to win over members of his own party before he can begin to target republican support and don't forget, the n ra has a lot of pull here on capitol hill. and the n ra is not backing down after releasing an ad attacking president barack obama's gun policies before they were even announced. i will have more on that kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> now we are hearing who may be president barack obama's next chief of staff. it will probably be dennis mcdonald. he would replace jack lew who the president nominated to be the new treasury secretary. >>> and following a new lead in the jimmy who have that case -- jimmy h o f a. he spent a lot of years tied to organized crime. he disappeared from a detroit restaurant but he was told where jimmy's body was buried after he was releas
KICU
Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
the debt limit. president obama is calling for a "clean" debt limit increase, because it pays for bills the u.s. has already racked up. meanwhile, house speaker john boehner says he wants the house and senate to pass a budget in the near term that includes severe cuts to social programs. without a budget, boehner says lawmakers should not receive pay checks. president obama wants a balanced budget. the senate is expected to approve aid for states devastated by superstorm sandy. senators will vote on a $50 billion dollar bill today. last week, congress said yes to the funding... but not without no votes. the majority of republican house members voted against the bill.. calling it too expensive and saying it should come with spending cuts. january 4th, congress agreed to $9.7 billion package to assist with flood insurance claims from the storm. japan airlines is canceling more flights this week due to technical problems aboard boeing's 787 dreamliner. last week jal cancelled round trip flights.. and will continue those cancellations through january 25th. airlines in japan are among
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 3:00am EST
, according to the congressional record, in 2006, then senator barack obama had this statement just before a debt ceiling vote and i quote, the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure, it's a sign that the u.s. government can't pay its own bills, it's a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies. leadership means that the buck stops here. instead, washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today on the backs of our children and grandchildren, therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. in 2008, candidate obama blamed president bush and called the growing debt unpatriotic. >> number 43 added 4 trillion dollars by his lonesome so that we now have over 9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back, $30,000 for every man, woman and child, that's irresponsible. it's unpatriotic. >> mike: unpatriotic. 9 trillion dollars in debt 2008. we're 16 1/2 trillion dollars in debt today. all right. jo
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
already committed to. >> mike: well, according to the congressional record, in 2006, then senator barack obama had this statement just before a debt ceiling vote and i quote, the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure, it's a sign that the u.s. government can't pay its own bills, it's a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies. leadership means that the buck stops here. instead, washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today on the backs of our children and grandchildren, therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. in 2008, candidate obama blamed president bush and called the growing debt unpatriotic. >> number 43 added 4 trillion dollars by his lonesome so that we now have over 9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back, $30,000 for every man, woman and child, that's irresponsible. it's unpatriotic. >> mike: unpatriotic. 9 trillion dollars in debt 2008. we're 16 1/2 trillion dollar
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
decided to stand up to king obama and in a hannity exclusive senator rand paul is unveiling new legislation to stop obama's assault on your second amendment rights. >> in this bill we will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation. and there are several of the executive orders that appear as if he's writing new law. that cannot happen. >> no, it's rand paul to the rescue. he has a bill to reverse all of president obama's executive actions. talking points memo obtained senator paul's proposal. there is no mention of a single order in violation of the constitution. not one. maybe these righties just don't know enough about the constitution. perhaps there is someone who could help them out. let's try former bush attorney general michael mukasey. >> it seems to be by definition an abuse of power, a power grab, if you will. no? >> it is -- politically it is a power grab, yes. >> politically is it then unconstitutional in some instances? >> i don't think it's unconstitutional in the sense that i don't think it's something you that could get a court to find unconst
WETA
Jan 17, 2013 2:30am EST
, we can report history. >> barack obama is projected to be the next president. >> senator barack obama of illinois will be the next president... >> narrator: november 4, 2008. on this night, in chicago, inside barack obama's private world, the news began to sink in. >> i kept watching obama as he transformed from this young man to the next president of the united states. this was a different man. >> there are tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands who have gathered in grant park in chicago. >> ladies and gentlemen, the next first family of the united states of america. >> narrator: only four years earlier, he'd been a state legislator. >> the look on his face to me looked like someone who finally understood the weight of the job that he had just won. >> almost as if the weight of the world had rested on his shoulders. >> the road ahead will be long, our climb will be steep. two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century. but america, i have never been more hopeful than i am tonight that we will get there. i promise you, we as a people will get there.
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
presidents-- said mr. obama had done an inappropriate end-run around the senate. but white house spokesman jay carney took issue with the ruling. >> the decision is novel and unprecedented. it contradicts 150 years of practice by democratic and republican administrations. so we respectfully but strongly disagree with the rulings. accord together congressional research service something like 280 plus intrasession recess appointments by, again, democratting and republican administrations dating back to 1867. >> sreenivasan: if the decision stands, it could invalidate hundreds of decisions made by the labor board. moreover, the body would not have enough members to issue decisions, effectively shutting it down. the ruling also could spell trouble for richard cordray, the head of the consumer financial protection board. he was not part of this legal case, but he was appointed in the same manner on the same day. for more on all this, we turn to steven greenhouse of "the new york times." nice to be here. >> steven, just back us up a little bit. what are some of these decisions, why are
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
corddry to go through. and you know obama might have to really try to twist the arms of senate republicans. but that's not very easy. and he probably would not be able to do another recess appoint oment of corddry because according to this decision it's not the end of session for congress. >> so could this tie the administration down for a long time? >> i think the effect of this decision is that it might really tie the hands of this president and perhaps a future president. president to make recess appointments except that one window between congresses. and it really greatly increases the po wore of the senate to-- in ways block you know, block appointments to tell president that an unless you deliver up an appointee, a nominee of someone that we can digest that we really like someone that is much more moderate, we're not going to let this go through. >> we should mention that this isn't happening in a vacuum there are layers and lay ares of politics involved in all this as well right? >> there is tons of politics. the obama administration has been saying that we really need t
CNBC
Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
senate obama said raising the debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. since he has been in office we have raised it six times. i believe we'll do it again. but it's spending cuts, we have to have responsible reductions in spending as soon as possible. >> you know, karen, welcome back. according to the cbo today the debt level went from -- i'm going to use round numbers, a little under $15 trillion to a little over $16 trillion. that's 2012 over 2011. this will make the fourth straight trillion dollar budget deficit and the largest increase in debt. it's not being talked about right now. but it is all on president obama's watch at some point he's going to be culpable. >> well, here's the problem, larry. you know, the suggestion put forward by paul ryan really plays right into something you mentioned, but also the broader problem that republicans have right now and that is that at this point, public opinion is on the side of the president. they don't see republicans coming to the table with serious proposals. i think there's a bigger problem with coming forward with short term ideas
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
san francisco conducted the study based on department of defense data. >>> president obama's nominee for secretary of state, the massachusetts senator john kerry we want off script today during his confirmation hearing. his comments about senator john mccain's ordeal in vietnam that were not in senator kerry's prepared remarks, plus what made him cry today. and the kennedys like you've never seen them. newly uncovered family photos, including a seve from jackie o. that's still ahead. >> shepard: there is a new twist as fox reports in the murder case of the washington intern chandra levy more than ten years ago. her parents now tell fox news.com about new secret meetings surrounding the case. they say that lawyers on both sides mettles twice since december to discuss the testimony of one witness. remember channel chan's case made headlines because of her reported affair with gary condit. but a court ultimately convicted this illegal immigrant linked to a string of assaults at rock creek park where a dog walker discovered her body nearly a year after she disappeared. her parents say th
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Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
headaches, iran and its ambitions. senator kerry took heat for president obama's foreign policy which he supports, but says time is running out for the regime. >> the president has made it definitive. we will do what we must do to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and i repeat here today, our policy is not containment. it is prevention. and the clock is ticking on our efforts to secure responsible compliance. >> i hope you would help me with because in your testimony you alluded to president obama's vision for the world and the two years i've been here, i've struggled to fully understand what that vision is. >> on syria, another hot spot they'll face, senator kerry and senator mccain, a democrat and republican, said every day that goes by, it gets worse, shep. >> shepard: he was also, senator kerry, put into position to defend another of the president's cabinet nominees. >> that's right. his nomination is not controversial. he's well-known and plenty of experience and so he's expected to be a shoe in. but senator chuck hagel, the nominee to be the next secretary of defense has
KRON
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
18th. the bill will prevent the u.s. from going into default. senate majority leader harry reid says that it will also pass the bill. president obama is expected to sign on tuesday when it reaches his desk. >> today the board of trustees will meet to discuss ways to save sampras's goes city college. the school is on the brink of shutting down. that is because the accreditation commission found numerous violations with the college structures and finances. census that met yesterday to talk about the issue the members of the community are anxious about what could happen next. >> if there is a real need to have to be able to show a perception that we are unified and that we really want to save our college. it is not a good option for us to be absorbed by another district. we need to maintain control of our college and awaited do that is with jewels solidarity. >> and the school which serves about 85,000 students has until march to turn itself around. >> we have a water break in greenbrae and it's going to >> we have a water break in greenbrae and it's going to cause a bit of a problem. f
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm PST
ruled that president obama violated the constitution when he sidestepped the united states senate to fill open spots on the labor relations panel. the court says the power did -- president did not have their power. the president said the senate was not in session. the course said it was. some analysts are calling this unanimous decision an emberrassing setback for the president. president obama said he made the appointment of the senate republicans blocked every single thing we did. >> they've idea a rule where they stayed in session but nobody was there. >> they have a couple of people come in and hold, literally, a minute session, and then recess for a couple more days and then old another minute session. they were doing this especially or specifically to avoid saying they were in n recess so the president couldn't make recess appointment. he said they weren't really in session so he appointed three people to the nlrb. this is a year ago, january of 2012. that's they've made hundreds of decisions, these three guys and another member of the board, and now the court says they were ne
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00am EST
president of the united states, william jefferson clinton and senator hillary rodham clinton. [applause]♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the children of the vice president elect. >> ladies and gentlemen, the doctors of the president-elect, malia obama and sasha obama. [applause] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady, mrs. laura bush. >> [crowd chanting "obama"] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, mrs. michelle obama and dr. jill i didnbiden. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, the honorable george walker bush. with senator mitch mcconnell, house republican leader representative john boehner, and secretary for the minority, david chapa. ♪ >> has deputy sergeant at arms, senator harry reid, house majority leader. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect of the united states, joseph r aydin junior -- r. biden junior. [crowd chanting "obama!"] >> ladies and gentlemen, accompanying the president- elect, the committee for inaugural ceremonies, the senate sergeant at arms, gainer, wilson living good, chairman of the joint congressional committee on inau
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
president obama's new demeanor? i see a change. we will see if the senator does. later, dennis miller on lance armstrong and that could get grizzly. we're coming right back. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choo any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. now this...will work. [ ale announcer ] just like you, business pro. just like you. go naonal. go like a pro. sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purche, everday! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great sinesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wa
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 8:00pm PST
over and over. in fact, 380 times they did it to obstruct president obama's agenda, and senate democrats i think are sick of this. senator tom harkin of iowa said on my radio show today without meaningful filibuster reform, it could be a rough second term for president obama. >> i said to obama one time we were in iowa, the night before the election, he was in iowa, the night before the election, i said to him, i said, look, i want some of your time after the election. he said sure, what about? filibuster. i said you get reelected, if you get reelected and we don't change the filibuster rules in the senate, you might as well take a four-year vacation, because you won't get anything done. >> senator harkin also told me about the so-called 41 rule that would require 41 republicans to vote in order to maintain a filibuster instead of requiring the majority party to find 60 votes to break one. folks, 60 votes, it isn't going to happen in the senate. not in this political climate. senator reid had included the 41 rule in his proposal, but politico reported late tonight he dropped th
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